Air Moldova, in recent days suspended flights, as a result of their worsening financial situation, which meant sustaining daily flights were no longer feasible.
However, the situation at Air Moldova hasn’t been a new thing. Strong warning signs from last year indicated that the carrier would struggle to sustain operations. Now the pin has dropped well and truly.
In addition, the pandemic and the Ukranian war have all impacted their attempts to operate efficiently. Airspace, therefore, has become an enormous issue, like for many other carriers located geographically close to airspace restrictions and conflict.
Per Cirium data, Air Moldova for March offered 30 flights between Istanbul and Chisinau. While also offering 29 flights from Chisinau to London Stansted.
The airline currently has a fleet of only five aircraft types. Interestingly, what’s not often found at airlines is that all five aircraft are different types. The carrier has the A319, A321, 737NG, E190 and A320 on its books.
Air Moldova’s suspension in flights isn’t your standard suspension. Instead, the carrier widely believes they were targeted from the beginning in attempts to lead the airline into bankruptcy.
While Air Moldova wants to resume operations, it has openly expressed how it may be forced into bankruptcy. Moreover, with the company firmly under the impression that it is negatively impacted by the Moldovan CAA, the governing aviation body, it may struggle to resume flights.